25 May 2010

Aircraft issue delays NZ foreign minister's trip to three Pacific countries

1:03 pm on 25 May 2010

The New Zealand foreign minister's planned trip to three Pacific countries next week has been postponed because the aircraft needed for a flight leg is not available.

Murray McCully's office says the Air Force Hercules needed to fly the ministerial delegation from Solomon Islands to Kiribati is out of service.

Mr McCully was scheduled to fly to Samoa as well.

No new dates have been set for the visit but it will be unlikely for at least two months.